OK, it's Halloween time again and you're scared - scared that you don't have enough ghoulish, ghastly things for the little goblins to do.
But take heart. Here's a list of Halloween activities, some of them free, to occupy the trick or treaters during the witching hours this Halloween.- Daves Coombs and Dave Cowling each decorate their west-side homes now through Halloween with a frightening combination of cemeteries, witches and goblins. Coombs' home is at 3654 W. 7990 South and Cowling's home is at 6111 W. 3725 South.
- J&L Garden Center holds an annual contest for Davis County's largest pumpkins. Last year's winner came in at a monstrous 300 pounds. The giant squash are on display from Oct. 20-28 at 620 N. 500 West, Bountiful.
- The Children's Museum of Utah, 840 N. 300 West, has spooked up its normal exhibits to include a Halloween theme.
The Museum is open Sundays, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for children and senior citizens and $3 for adults.
- Children, ages 3-11, and their families are invited to the Salt Lake area Girl Scouts Great Pumpkin Festival, Saturday Oct. 27, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the west lawn of the City-County Building, 451 S. State.
Events include a costume contest, pumpkin carving, face painting, square dancing, mini hayrides and a variety of games. Admission is free, but games and activities are 25 cents apiece.
- Aimed at the teenage crowd and sponsored by the Salt Lake Community College is the Nightmare Theater at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West.
Nightmare Theater runs 7:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children 10 and under.
- For the whole family is the Haunted Basement, 3405 S. Centennial Road (7405 West). This cellar of a former mansion sports a graveyard, haunted picture gallery, enchanted library and mortuary among others.
Tickets are $2 per person or $6 per family with discount tickets available.
- Riverton City offers spooky stories and treats for children at Riverton Beesley Barn, 1650 W. 13200 South, Oct. 29 and 30, from 7-8 p.m. Price is $1 per person.
- Utah State University's Jensen Living Historical Farm marks its traditional Halloween celebration Saturday, Oct. 27. The farm is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens, 50 cents for children and family tickets for $5, but pumpkins are free to children.